Last December we reported  about the announcement of the The Best Of Malagasy Blogs (BOMBS)  contest. On December 31st the nomination closed and on the 3rd of January, 2010 the jury started selecting the best blogs in 5 categories from the nominated blogs. The votes were also opened for the sixth category of blog – the public choice.
On February 1st, 2010 the BOMBS 2009 awards were announced. We have the pleasure to inform you that several bloggers from Foko , the Rising Voices grantee in Madagascar, won the awards.
The best blogs on Madagascar’s Cultural identity (Kalo-gasy ) went to Moonlightgirl . She had started blogging in September 2008 with her friends at ICE club. She is writing her first novel and she publishes some snippets on her blog. She was asked the following questions :
Describe your blog in 3 words:
* My Blog is Interesting, real and extraordinary
By surfing on your blog, readers discover the writer in Moon, where did you get your passion about writing?
* Since I was a child , my writing was inspired from the great books I’ve read and from the society we live in
Can you tell us a little bit about the topic of your next post?
* The topic of my next post will be a story about the life of an abused child.
Here is another interview  published in the Foko Blog Club blog earlier.
Gazety Avylavitra  won two awards – one for the best blog written in Malagasy language (Teny Gasy ) and one for the best blog on everyday life in Madagascar (vita gasy ). He shares his reactions here  [mg]. We remember his work  to save the baby Kamba.
On another news Jaona, the coordinator for Fianarantsoa workshops has good news :
We were supposed to start our workshops by the end of last year but we weren’t able to meet, and postponed it for January 22nd. We trained 10 new bloggers not only by familiarizing them to internet but also teached them to open an email account which was the first time for some of them.
In this post Joan Razafimaharo  highlights some of the bloggers from the Fianarantsoa team.